Upcoming Event

Eisenhower Award Dinner

October 17, 2017 | New York, NY
Honoring retired Marine Corps General John F. Kelly, Motorola Solutions Chairman Gregory Q. Brown, and former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

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Current Project

Beyond Flashpoints

Five recommendations to incentivize, communicate, and manage interactions between law enforcement and local business communities.

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Featured News

Public Safety Entrepreneurism

Norty Schwartz and Norm Chambers offer a fresh approach for strengthening domestic security.

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Aug
15

Austin, TX
Lunch and Discussion with William Evanina, the National Counterintelligence Executive and Director of the NCSC.

Aug
16

Atlanta, GA
Lunch and Discussion with Mary Leftridge Byrd, the Federal Security Director of Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Aug
24

Chicago, IL
Lunch and Discussion with General Philip Breedlove, USAF (Ret.), 17th Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO Allied Command.

Acquiring Innovation

Helping to streamline and improve the defense acquisition process, BENS is ensuring the U.S. military has access to the innovative processes and technologies they need.

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Cyber in Business School

BENS partnered with U.S. Cyber Command to help make cybersecurity issues more accessible to Masters of Business Administration students throughout the nation.

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Managing Real Property

BENS partnered with the Department of Homeland Security to assist in their review of real property, both nationally and locally.

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Public-Private Partnerships for the 21st Century

BENS is hosting a series of engagements to identify best practices for building, operationalizing, and sustaining mutually-beneficial partnerships.

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Pentagon Efficiency to the forefront

Archaic and inefficient, the Defense Department's processes used to acquire and manage resources have ultimately become counterproductive in supporting the military’s warfighting mission.

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Getting Ahead of the Enemy’s Next Move

Lasers, drones, and artificial intelligence. The future is bright for brilliant minds working together to engineer the next game-changing wave of military technology.

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Transforming Defense Acquisition

Three decades ago, The Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management published A Quest for Excellence, its seminal study of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) organization and management processes.

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A Quick Fix for the U.S. ‘Icebreaker Gap’

New U.S. icebreakers, the ships that “pave” sea lanes in the frigid polar regions, may soon be on the way. Last fall President Obama accelerated plans to buy at least one heavy icebreaker, moving the target from 2022 up to 2020.

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